Five staff members with starter packs

(From left to right) Veronica Moore - Head of Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity, Rachel Third – Director of Philanthropy, Laura York – Dunelm Charity Manager, Gail Langton – Student Advice and Support Service Manager, Anouska Johnson – LSU Welfare and Diversity Executive Officer 22-23

Dunelm supports carers, care-leavers and estranged students with university starter-packs

The homeware company is providing support for a fourth year, helping Loughborough students settle into their new home.

The welcome packs include bedding, cutlery, a Dunelm voucher and other necessities.

Rachel Third, Director of Philanthropy said: “With the cost-of-living crisis expected to cause students increased financial stress, arriving at university can be especially daunting for students who are coming from a social care background.

“They may face greater financial worries and less support from family than other new students. That’s why we are so grateful to Dunelm for providing these welcome packs to give students all sorts of useful household items to get set up on arrival. It’s not just a practical help – but it also communicates to care-experienced students that from day one they will be supported to thrive at Loughborough University.”

Veronica Moore, Head of Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity commented: “My heartfelt thanks to Dunelm for their ongoing generosity through the Dunelm - Loughborough partnership. As concerns grow about the national financial crisis, it is especially helpful this year to be able to offer some essential support to students through both practical and stylish starter kits.  

Janice Dunne, Head of Community at Dunelm added“We’re incredibly proud to be supporting the students enrolling this year. We wanted to ensure they have the essentials that can give them the start they need and make them feel truly at home while on this exciting journey.”

Further information on the bursaries and support packages Loughborough offers.